Sunnybanks House




Sunnybanks House


This is a house built for a retired couple, making the move from Sydney to the luscious landscape of Middleton in southern Tasmania. It’s a home in which to connect with the land, to watch the weather and the stars, and to welcome visiting family members. The house is positioned with the contours of the hill, overlooking the beautiful D’entrecasteaux Channel, facing north for all-day sun. It has a sheltered outdoor entertaining area with a large circular skylight and an outdoor fireplace to keep warm by.

The house is 9-star energy rated, highly insulated and low maintenance, keeping ongoing costs to a minimum. The elegant and durable material palette includes concrete, steel, lime-rendered masonry and Tasmanian timbers. Custom-designed cabinetry and shelving in timber and steel is located throughout the house. The landscape design includes a green roof, which is planted with Tasmanian native species.


Core Collective Architects

Practice Team

Project architect – Ryan Strating

Architect – Chris Clinton

Architect – Emily Ouston


Builder – Paradigm Construction

Structural engineer – Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers

Steel fabricator – Mike McGlynn, Allports

Building surveyor – pitt&sherry

House energy rating – Building eValuate

Plumber – Overeem Gas & Plumbing

Lighting consultant – Casa Mondé

Photographer – Adam Gibson







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